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    My first razor was part of a beginners kit with soap strop and brush it was honed shave ready before it was sent and OMG it was a scary experience.

    i still love it and its in my rotation.

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    R. Barlach, Fjaril. Swedish made. I replaced the scales but this 4/8 was my first.
    It's just Sharpening, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by STF View Post
    My first razor was part of a beginners kit with soap strop and brush it was honed shave ready before it was sent and OMG it was a scary experience.

    i still love it and its in my rotation.

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    It looks like your razor has some time. How the decorations have survived over this time? I'm thinking about some razor with ornaments and I'm wondering how decorations will survive time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elymz View Post
    It looks like your razor has some time. How the decorations have survived over this time? I'm thinking about some razor with ornaments and I'm wondering how decorations will survive time.
    A long time, if done properly. They've been putting things in scales for 200 years or more.

    Late 1700- early 1800s

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    Mid-late 1800s

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    And the countless bolstered scales, from the 1900s

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    Just gotta look around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by outback View Post
    A long time, if done properly. They've been putting things in scales for 200 years or more.

    Late 1700- early 1800s

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    Just gotta look around.

    Yup but I meant the "Dovo astrale" ornament. How this golden decoration stands time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elymz View Post
    Yup but I meant the "Dovo astrale" ornament. How this golden decoration stands time?
    If it was done like they did back then, it should last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elymz View Post
    It looks like your razor has some time. How the decorations have survived over this time? I'm thinking about some razor with ornaments and I'm wondering how decorations will survive time.
    The decoration on the blade last for just about as long as the razor as far as i know,mine is as good as the day i got it.
    I just dry it with kitchen roll and leave it in the bedroom overnight then put with the others and some silica gel.

    I don't coat the blades because i use them every other day as their turn comes around and i don't scrub with the kitchen roll, I dry, gently then 40 on cotton and 40 on leather then 60 cotton and 100 leather before i shave next.

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